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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was nicely decorated and had a balcony overlooking the lake with a sitting area The bed was comfortable.The bathroom was a little small but acceptable. Coffee pot in the room.Rooms have outside enterences. A little walk to lodge where cafeteria is located. We visited on Friday and ate at the buffet. The food was wonderful If you like...

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Carol P.: Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate when our guests take the time to provide us feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself at Rough River and we hope to see you again soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager.

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here 1 night for the 2016 Canard Fly In. They are pet friendly so we were able to bring our 2 Boxers with us! Our room was over looking the lake, which was a spectacular view. There is a "trail" of sorts around the lake. It is make up of big rocks that line the...

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To AmyCChristine: We are glad that you enjoyed yourself at Rough River. The Central States Fly-In is one of the highlights of our year. Our airfield gets a lot of traffic on a weekly basis as people fly in to eat at our restaurant or stay with us for a day or two. The Fly-In's, however, are the best and...

Springville, Indiana
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The buffet was wonderful. Have stayed here several years ago, but will come back again. The room was clean and comfortable. Great view. I love Kentucky State Parks.

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to our park. Thank you very much for your kind words. It means a lot to our staff to know that their efforts are appreciated. We hope that you will honor us with another visit soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We eat here about every other week. They have really good food. The servers/staff are always hospitable and friendly. The Atmosphere is very pleasant and the decor is nice. They have a full service bar and excellent margaritas. They have added a deck area with umbrella tables that will be wonderful when the heat is over. I highly recommend.

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Vicki P.: Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are proud to serve you and should you ever have any suggestions for our staff, please feel free to ask for a Supervisor in the Restaurant or Lodge. We value our customer's comments greatly. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Dunnellon, Florida
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ate lunch at the restaurant at Rough River Dam Lodge. The food was served buffet style. There was a large selection of food and it was hot and fresh. The food was wonderful it tasted just like food my grandmother made.

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Teresa A: We are very glad that you enjoyed your food at Grayson's Landing Restaurant. Thank you so much for your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Kentucky
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This state park is quiet and the views around the lake are pretty. The cottages have plenty of space for lounging inside on rainy or very hot days. The screened porch areas were wonderful in the early morning and late evening.

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our Park. We have done quite a bit of work on our cottages in the past two years. We recently completed the installation of Free wifi in all of our cottages. We hope that you honor us with another visit soon. Michael Ricks, Park Manager

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stayed in one of the cabins here, and it was great for what we wanted. Nice and quiet, comfortable cabins with plenty of outdoor activities nearby. The beds were larger than I thought they'd be, and came two to a room, which was perfect for our family getaway. The staff was among the most friendly and helpful I've run across-...

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and your comments. We do our best to offer the best service, lodging and food that we can. It is great for our staff to hear encouraging comments such as yours. Your suggestion that the mini-golf course needs some improvements is spot on and we hope to address it soon. Glad you enjoyed...

Danville, Kentucky
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We intentionally went out of our way to go to Rough River Dam on our way home from a family visit. We are trying to visit each of the state's resorts. As have many of the state's recreational facilities, Rough River has suffered from many years of poor maintenance and lack of funding. The registration area is decent but dated....

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Jeff and Donna: I want to thank you for your comments. It is true that our State Parks have suffered some funding shortfalls in the past. All of our State Resort Parks, however, are working to improve our offerings. Honest appraisals such as yours help us pinpoint where our efforts are best directed. Thank you for staying with us...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We enjoyed our stay over the July 4th weekend. Despite it being July 4th weekend, the grounds stayed quiet and enjoyable the entire weekend. The restaurant in the lodge provides a good option for all meals, and if you want groceries - there's an IGA and Wal-Mart supercenter about twenty miles away in Leitchfield Park. The park is really tucked...

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To Michael B.: I am sorry it took me a while to respond to your review. I wish to thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to be able to be your host again soon. Perhaps you can make it back for the Fireworks again this coming summer....

LOUISVILLE, KY
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We had one problem after another here and would have been much better off if we'd stayed in a nearby hotel. We call and book our room over the phone. The lady that took our reservation, Betty, was very polite. They had two bedroom cabins with one or two bathrooms available. We ask the difference and she said other than...

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam Lodge, responded to this review

To TravelMoms2: I regret that you were disappointed in your stay with us. Since I was personally involved with your situation, I regret that I did handle you completely myself. When you called to complain about the mouse situation, we immediately moved you to another cottage and we made your first night Free. Normally we would have come and inspected...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Rough River Dam Lodge

Address: 450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-6011
Region: United States > Kentucky > Falls of Rough
Price Range: $93 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rough River Dam Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Rooms on the second floor have a beautiful view. Rooms close to lodge are better on cold or rainy days but walk isn't bad.”
 of 5 bubbles 376CarolP, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We like the balcony because of the view.”
 of 5 bubbles ben5170, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“did not use the rooms just had the meal”
 of 5 bubbles RoyH78, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Consider the top floor for the balcony views!”
 of 5 bubbles cj226, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms with a like view!”
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